10 Worst Super Hero Movies Of All Time

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7. Ghost Rider: Spirit of Venegance

Rotten Tomatoes score: 17%

Domestic box office: $51.8 million

It was pretty clear from the lukewarm box office and poor critical showing that no one was really clamoring for a sequel to Ghost Rider. So what did the people at Columbia do? They went ahead and made another one, naturally.

Somehow, Spirit of Vengeance manages to be worse in every way than the original. Peter Fonda was replaced by a worse actor as the demon who gave Ghost Rider his powers. Danny Ketch, the second Ghost Rider in the comics, makes an appearance, but as a kid with poorly explained abilities. The villain Blackout is totally revamped from print to his detriment, and even the special effects managed to look less convincing despite five years of technological advancements between films.

Mercifully, no one attempted to press their luck and make this a trilogy. Even Nicolas Cage managed to know when it was time to call it quits, expressing pretty early on in this movie’s life that he wasn’t going to play the character again.

The movie rights have reverted to Marvel’s hands, but you don’t see them rushing to put out another Ghost Rider flick. Cool character, no doubt, but one that you absolutely have to nail to pull off convincingly. Needless to say, Spirit of Vengeance didn’t get it done.

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